Crew Leader/CTSP Profiles

CTSP Opens a Career Path for Carlos Ramirez

Someone yells, “Cut!” It’s mid-October, and we’re talking remotely with Carlos Ramirez, who is on site in the Tahoe National Forest in Northern California, east of Sacramento, where he is overseeing field-site safety for P31 Enterprises, Inc. “That’s the three-way-communication safety protocol,” he explains, making sure there’s a reply when arborists make the back cut, […]

CTSP Offers Valuable Skills in Training the Trainers

As a senior corporate safety trainer at Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC – which, along with its subsidiaries, employs about 33,000 people throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand and is home to thousands of pieces of equipment – part of Ray Apking’s job is to support the company’s roughly 195 regional safety personnel. Additionally, […]

CTSP Helps Advance David Vega’s Career at Arborwell

David Vega, safety training specialist at Arborwell – an accredited, 24-year TCIA member company headquartered in Hayward, California – is in charge of all the company’s formalized field training. That means Vega is the instructor, mentor and coach for the company’s 200 employees across all of Arborwell’s regions, stretching from San Diego to Seattle. He […]

CTSP Takeaway: Engage Your Audience

As a 33-year green-industry veteran, Doug Pistawka is a good example of how there is always something new to learn in the training of tree care workers. After Pistawka earned TCIA’s CTSP (Certified Treecare Safety Professional) credential in March 2018, he brought new insights back to his company, Eversource Energy, a utility company headquartered in […]

Seasonal Worker Training in Mexico

Daniel Aburto Vidana is from Mexico and began working for Bartlett Tree Experts in North Carolina on an H-2B visa in 2005. He started as a ground worker and became a tree climber specialist, crew leader, plant health care specialist, Certified Arborist and CPR instructor. Along the way, and with the help of Bartlett, he […]

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